Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Snow Day Play

Snow day today so
 I had time to play in the studio.

"Waiting Room"
8 x 16 

I've been looking at the work of Sandy Ostrau lately
(thanks to Nancy Hartley's blog
and this one inspired me to try some simplified figures.  

Poolside 12 x 12 by Sandy Ostrau

To challenge myself, I took an image, 
outlined the big shapes in magic marker
and hung it upside down. 

Then painted it upside down.

That is one of the best ways I know 
to force yourself to "just see the big shapes"! 

I'm trying out new linen Raymar boards
 toned with the "gook" from the bottom of my turp can.  
It makes a great middle value and has all the same 
"DNA" as my palette!  


  1. Heard that posting a comment here is not working...just trying this out.

  2. Nancy, thank you for the mention on your blog! Love your beautiful new work, as always!

  3. Love this idea, can't wait to try it for myself. Your painting is super, love title and format. Thanks for sharing!